Happy birthday Nancy Kovack, born March 11, 1935.
Nancy Kovack is an actress who, in 1968, played the role of Nona in the second season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series entitled “A Private Little War”.
Born in Flint, Michigan as Nancy Kovach, she attended the University of Michigan at the age of fifteen. She began her professional television career as one of Jackie Gleason’s Glea Girls on The Jackie Gleason Show during the 1950s. This was followed by an extensive list of TV guest appearances on such programs as Perry Mason, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Twelve O’Clock High, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, I Dream of Jeannie, Batman, I Spy, Family Affair, Get Smart, Hawaii Five-O. She was also seen in two episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and was seen in multiple episodes of the classic situation comedy Bewitched.
In 1969, Kovack was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance on an episode of Mannix entitled “The Girl Who Came in with the Tide”, in which she guest-starred in the title role. Kovack went on to make two more appearances on Mannix, first in 1972 (with Barry Russo) and again in 1973.
Kovack has also starred in a number of feature film, making her debut in the 1960 drama Strangers When We Meet. Her most notable film role is that of the Medea in the 1963 adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts.
Kovack’s other film credits include the 1962 western The Wild Westerners, the 1963 horror movie Diary of a Madman, the 1965 Three Stooges comedy The Outlaws Is Coming, the 1966 spy thriller The Silencers, and the 1966 Elvis Presley musical Frankie and Johnny.
Her last film to date was the 1969 science fiction drama Marooned, which co-starred fellow TOS guest actress Mariette Hartley.
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